Stephen E. Chappelear - Frost Brown Todd LLC

Stephen E. Chappelear

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Steve focuses his practice in the areas of business and complex litigation, construction law, patent and trademark litigation, employment litigation, probate litigation, dispute resolution and appeals. He has over 36 years of experience in more than 60 trials (both jury and non-jury).

Among his accomplishments, Steve was listed in the 2004-14editions of "Ohio Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics magazine; in 2009, Steve earned the distinction of being listed one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Ohio. Steve is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Steve is a member of the National Council of the OSU Moritz College of Law. He serves on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association.  He formerly chaired the Litigation Section of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Trial Techniques Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, and the Real Estate and Probate Litigation  Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. He is past president of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the National Conference of Bar Foundations, the OSU Moritz College of Law Alumni Association, and the Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Inn of the American Inns of Court.

Steve is admitted to practice law in Ohio, before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Steve is a frequent author and speaker on a wide range of legal issues.

Ohio State UniversityBA 1974Ohio State University College of LawJ.D. 1977
Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation SectionOhio State University Moritz College of Law Alumni SocietyNational Conference of Bar FoundationsNational Metropolitan Bar CaucusAmerican Inns of Court, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer InnAmerican Bar FoundationAmerican Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Trial Techniques CommitteeOhio State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationOhio State Bar FoundationColumbus Bar AssociationOhio State Bar Association

Office Location

One Columbus, Suite 2300
10 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3484
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Columbus-OH Metro Area
Stephen E. Chappelear has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Construction, Contract Disputes, Covenants Not to Compete, Fraud, Trade Secrets)
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Other Information

Gender: Male